Sneak Peek: SuperBoy

Published on May 14th, 2010

DC Comics have announced that one of my favorite people in the comics industry: Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth ) will provide scripts for a new Superboy ongoing title, with artist Pier Gallo. In Action Comics #892, we will see a special teaser of the series in a one time co-feature. The new monthly series itself will debut later this year. So look for that in August.

“I am really excited to be taking over the adventures of Conner Kent/Superboy in a new monthly series! The book will combine many of the classic touchstones of the Superboy mythos along with new supporting characters, new villains and new ideas, building a strong foundation that can support the Boy of Steel for years to come. I really want to work with our amazing artist Pier Gallo to combine a classic storytelling feel with a thoroughly modern sensibility and explore what it would really be like to be a super powered teenager, in the heart of rural America.”

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Now If you have read Lemire’s ‘Essex County’, then you’ll know he can write about small towns. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Conner playing hockey since Lemire does love Hockey, as after all he is from Canada eh…. As far as the art goes, I don’t know anything about artist Pier Gallo, but these images look great so far. So a big things to one of my favorite people in comics, I am excited that Lemire is now taking on superboy and his Atom co-feature with artist Mahmud Asrar in the pages of Adventure Comics.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@comicimpact.com